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Claudia Andujar

The Yanomami Struggle

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An exhibition devoted to the life and work of Claudia Andujar and her collaboration with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous peoples, who she has spent her life documenting and defending.

Over 200 photographs, an audio-visual installation and a series of drawings by the Yanomami are brought together for the exhibition. They reflect the dual nature of Andujar’s five-decade relationship with them, highlighting her commitment to art and activism. Photos from her first six years living with the Yanomami, showing how she grappled with visually interpreting a complex culture, will feature alongside imagery produced during periods of direct activism, as she used her camera and archive as a tool for political change.

At a time when the Yanomami’s territory and way of lie is threatened due to ongoing illegal mining and Covid-19, this survey takes on enhanced significance. The exhibition not only presents Andujar’s art but also amplifies the voices and perpetual struggles the Yanomami are facing.

Advance booking is essential

The exhibition is curated by Thyago Nogueira and Instituto Moreira Salles, Brazil in partnership with Hutukara Associação Yanomami and Instituto Socioambiental, and supported by Survival International.

All visitors, including Barbican Members, must book tickets online in advance at the moment as there is no ticket buying facilities on site. 

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Your Visit

A few things to consider before your visit:

  • Our cloakrooms are currently closed so avoid bringing large bags with you. Long umbrellas will not be allowed in the gallery.
  • The exhibition features photographs of naked people.
  • There is no age limit, but we ask that children 14 and under are supervised by an adult
  • Please be aware that some of the video works have flashing imagery, which might not be suitable for all visitors
  • Advance Booking is essential - there are currently no ticket sales options available at the venue


Curator Tour - Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle

Curator Thyago Nogueira and Barbican curator Alona Pardo discuss the exhibition, Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle, in The Curve.

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Claudia Andujar: In Her Words

Watch our documentary series as we meet Brazilian photographer Claudia Andujar as she remembers her first encounter with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous peoples, and the history and context of her series of photographs.

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Introducing Claudia Andujar

Not familiar with Claudia Andujar? Don’t worry. This long-read tells her incredible story, from surviving the holocaust as a child to becoming one of the Yanomami’s most trusted allies.

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In Conversation: Thyago Nogueira and Tommaso Protti

Curator of Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle, Thyago Nogueira speaks to photographer Tommaso Protti about being awarded the Carmignac Photojournalism Award for his work on the Amazon and discuss similarities between Claudia and Tommaso’s work. 

Families and Schools

School Groups 

Entry to the Art Gallery is free for all students in Key Stages 1-3. A discounted group booking rate of £3 per student is available to students in formal education groups up to the age of 19. 

For bookings and enquiries please contact the school groups booking line:
Tel: 020 7382 7211 (Mon–Fri 10am–5pm)
Email: [email protected]

Family Activity Sheet

Get the whole family involved in the Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle exhibition with our interactive exercises in our Family Activity Sheet

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